Driver Health and Truck Driver Jobs

Truck Driver Jobs & Health Tips

At EverGreen, we believe that focusing on your health is key to making a truck driver job a career that you can hold for life. This includes making both physical and spiritual health a priority because without strength in both categories you will not be able to handle the difficulties faced everyday on the road with your truck driver job. We want to keep the most dedicated drivers with us because we know we owe our company to you. That is why we provide a wide range of health benefits for everyone who holds one of our truck driver jobs, and that is why we have created this page to provide resources for your health. You will find resources, and links to apps and information below, all of which will help keep you on the road for years to come, both physically and spiritually.

Resources & Health Living Tips for Truck Drivers

Healthy Eating, Fitness, & Your Truck Driver Job

Making healthy food choices is one of the hardest aspects of truck driver jobs. Sitting for prolonged periods, as drivers do with their truck driver jobs can have a negative effect on your heart. Additionally, it goes without saying that most food available along the highway is not exactly good for your health. Processed fast foods are often high in fat, salt, and sugar, which can lead to obesity, heart disease, and numerous other health problems. Truck driver jobs almost always require some kind of physical exertion, and you cannot do that when you are out of shape or have other health problems.

A few tips for managing your health include:

Tips for Healthy Truck Drivers

  • Add Healthy Fruits and Vegetables to your Diet: Adding fruits and vegetables to your diet actually helps to reverse the effects of prolonged sitting, and eating other unhealthy things. Try celery, watermelon, and tomatoes. All of these are high in water, which keeps you hydrated, as well as vitamins and antioxidants, which reduce bacteria, viruses, and cancer cells.
  • Drink More Water: While on the road, many drivers find themselves turning to soda and other sugary drinks, which tend to be only empty calories. Drinking water in place of these beverages will help eliminate the empty calories from your diet. Additionally, many recent studies have shown a number of other benefits to drinking enough water each day.
  • Take Time Off: One of the reasons we provide vacation and regular home time for our truck driver jobs is that we know how much a few days off can do to improve your health. Take time off when you can and try to get into an exercise routine you can follow when at home and on the road.
  • Walk: One of the most beneficial things you can do for your Health is to simply walk. Carry walking or running shoes in your truck. At the end of your shift put them on and walk laps around the truckstop or rest area or wherever you may be. Over time increase your pace and distance. Your objective is to get your heart rate up. Driving requires a lot of sitting, as does office work at a desk. People who hold jobs like this need to exercise daily or almost daily. So put those shoes on and start walking. Record your time and pace and work on both. Work up to 20 minutes, and then 30 minutes or more. In no time, you will reduce weight, strengthen your heart, and just feel better. As you get into better shape, you will have more energy and be lighter on your feet, which will make life and your job easier on your joints and your body in general. Once you get in the habit of it you will realize the benefits of it and strive to continue to do it because it makes you feel better both physically, and mentality.

It all starts with a COMMITMENT. Make that commitment so that you preserve your health so that even after you retire you can still enjoy life to the fullest. Check back often, as we will have new tips and updates on things you can do to improve your fitness and health.

Driver Health Links

  • Benefits of Exercise Go Way Beyond the Muscles: This article from WebMD reveals some surprising benefits of exercise on overall health and the prevention and improvement of several common diseases. This is important information for truck drivers who often lead a sedentary lifestyle due to their truck driver jobs.

Spiritual Health

At EverGreen, we want our people to not only be healthy physically, but also emotionally and spiritually. A strong faith can provide much strength to a person’s life by providing a bedrock foundation that helps to support a person and provide a solid shoulder to lean on in times of need. We all face obstacles in life either in our own personal lives or in the lives of our family members and friends. During those times, a deep faith can be invaluable.

The purpose of this page is to just provide some links and information that will allow our people to have access to daily scriptures and devotionals. We hope that it will provide comfort and stability to those who use it and also to help people grow their relationship with God.

Below are some links that you can go to and sign up for daily devotionals, blogs, and scripture and also some apps that may be downloaded onto your phone or tablet.

A person who is strong in faith is of the strongest of people. We hope you will explore this page and find strength, comfort, and reward in what you find.

Learn More About Truck Driver Jobs and Health

Your health is important to your career and your wellbeing is important to your friends and family. Therefore, it is important to actively take steps to manage you health when out on the road. To learn more about how you can make healthy decisions in your truck driver job, browse the information above. You can also call us today to find out how our trucking company is dedicated to keeping you healthy while you drive.

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